Saliva gland test to help in diagnosing Parkinson
Washington: Detecting Parkinson's disease with help of salivary gland will be much easier now. This will be the first time, the facility will be made available, says a research.
Parkinson's affects mainly people over 50 years who suffer symptoms such as slowness, which may impede efforts to walk or to stand up, stiffness of muscles (rigidity) and tremors.
"There is currently no diagnostic test for Parkinson's disease," says study author Charles Adler, neurologist with Mayo Clinic in Arizona, US.
"We have previously shown in autopsies of Parkinson's patients that the...
Consuming grain food not healthy!
Washington: Whole grain foods may not always be healthy because the current norms for labelling them as such are inconsistent and possibly misleading, says a new Harvard study.
One of the most widely used industry criteria, the Whole Grain Stamp, actually identified grain products that were higher in both sugars and calories than products without the Stamp.
The benefits of switching from...
First rate fitness required for Surfing
Auckland: Contrary to their laidback reputation, top surfers require peak level aerobic fitness with the right combination of strength, power and endurance to stay competitive and in shape, according to a study.
Researchers from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) have shown how physically demanding it is for surfers to stay at top...
Ageing affects skill learning: US Study
Washington: Learning process has a lot to do with one's ability to handle stored information in his mind and their age. This startling conclusion has been given by US researchers in their study in US.
"When you are young, your brain is able to strengthen certain connections and weaken certain connections to make new memories," said Joe Z Tsien, neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia...
'Mushrooms cuts health worries for diabetics'
Kolkata: Mushrooms are good for diabetics since they contain little or no sugar, says an expert.
"Cultivated and wild species of mushrooms are consumed because of their nutritional value. They are rich in essential nutritional constituents and are good for people with diabetes as they have little or no sugar," said TN Lakhanpal from the department of bioscience at Himachal Pradesh University.
Tomato pill could avert stroke, heart attacks
London: Lycopene, which gives red colour to tomato, if taken in form of a capsule, could ward off strokes and heart attacks, says a Cambridge University study.
The study found that taking the capsule boosted blood flow and improved the lining of vessels in patients with pre-existing heart conditions. It also increased the flexibility of their arteries by 50 percent.
Researchers believe it...
Eat more to reduce more: Check out the seven days' plan to lose fast, healhty
Have been searching for ways to lose weight quickly and safely? Here is General Motor's famous diet chart which will help you lose those extra pounds in a jiffy. All you need to do is take follow the 7 days' schedule mentioned here and get the desired results. Before we begin, let me make it clear that this diet chart is absolutely not about fasting. Eat to you capacity and do not stay hungry.
Beware! Bottled water more contaminated!
London: A study in Britain says that bottled water contains more contamination that the regular tap water. Despite the health-conscious fitness enthusiasts are never seen without bottled water, and it is subject to less stringent safety tests than tap water, the bottled variety is much more likely to be contaminated.
Bottled water costs more than tap water but is more likely to become a source...
Cannabis induces pain bearing efficacy
London: Contrary to common belief that cannabis reduces the intensity of pain, it has been found that cannabis can make patients feel less bothered about pain, says a study.
Researchers from the University of Oxford have found the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis doesn't reduce the intensity of pain, rather it makes it more bearable.
Brain scans revealed the ingredient known as THC,...
Scientists discover nerve cells regulating heart rhythm
Stockholm: Soon, treating cardiovascular diseases would be a much simpler. The scientists have discovered group of nerve cells which help in regulating blood pressure and heart rhythms in human body.
They identified these cells while experimenting on mice. Jens Mittag, heading the study said on discovery,"This discovery opens the possibility of a completely new way of combating cardiovascular...
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